Cardinal Weekly News 11/8/19


Are you a 4th or 5th grade student?

Would you like to investigate life sciences?

Would you like to have fun with a hands-on experiments, teamwork, and answering individual questions?

Then perhaps, the Science Bowl Team is for you!

Tryouts for the College Wood 2019-2020 Science Bowl Team will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 7:40-8:05am. Mrs. Schneider, the Science Bowl Team Coach, will be waiting in the front lobby for those who are interested in trying out for the team.  

If you make the Science Bowl Team, practices will take place before school in preparation for our Science Bowl Competition, taking place at College Wood, during the school day, January 27-30. Those who make the team will be provided with a detailed calendar of practice dates and times and accommodations can be made for team members who may not be able to attend all of the morning practices.

If you have any questions regarding tryouts or the Science Bowl Team in general, please contact Mrs. Schneider,, or by phone, (317) 733-6430, extension 2017. You can also consult the IASP website for further information.


Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue this Monday, November 11th in celebration of Veterans Day.  


Carmel Clay Schools food and nutrition services

Are you looking to earn some extra income while your kids are at school?  Would you enjoy preparing and/or serving healthy food to children?  No nights, weekends or holidays!  We are currently looking for a new staff member to join the College Wood Food Services Team.  The Cafeteria has a 6 hour cook position open immediately.  Please CLICK HERE to apply today!  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Cindy Yoder


Beginning next week we will be limiting the number of days we serve our Salad Bar to once a week.  Wednesdays will be our Salad Bar day with the hope of sales increasing to perhaps add more days. The decision was made because of low daily numbers of usage and the extra demands placed on the kitchen staff.  Unfortunately, it was just not cost effective for us. 

I know many of you rely heavily on this for your lunch and my apologies for any inconvenience this brings your way.  Please feel free to order our Entrée Salads, which are taco salad and popcorn chicken as well as the yogurt parfait.  Also, please note we will continue with the Garden Salad each day, this is the one with the Hard Boiled Egg.

Thank you all for understanding.  Please send any questions or concerns you have our way.

Susan Eva-McCord

College Wood Elementary, Cafeteria Manager

1-(317)-733-6430 (x2053)


As colder temperatures settle in, please be reminded to dress your students accordingly.  Students continue to go outdoors for recess unless the actual temperature or wind chill factor at recess time dips to 20 degrees or colder.  Coats, hats & mittens/gloves should all be clearly labeled with your child’s name. 


Online statements for textbook rental are available to pay on your PowerSchool Parent Portal under Resources.  Payment is due on Sunday, November 17th.  Carmel Clay Schools works with Statewide Credit Association to assist with collection of book rental fees that are not received.


Parents, now that flu and cold season is upon us, please make sure you are following school policy regarding student illness. Please do not send your student to school if they are contagious and/or have a fever. This is the best way to prevent staff and students from getting sick. Below is our school policy, which is also located on the school website.

A child with a contagious illness or fever should not be sent to school. Any student whose temperature is above 100F will be sent home from school. However, a student may also be sent home when his/her temperature is below 100F should other symptoms warrant it. Any student with a fever should be kept home until the student has been fever free for 24 hours without medication (temperature below 100F).

Students may return to school:

  • strep infections – after antibiotics and temperature below 100 degrees for 24 hours
  • pink eye – after prescribed medication for 24 hours and improved condition
  • skin lesions – any student with an open wound must keep it covered during the school day and during athletic events
  • scabies – the next day after treatment
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea – will be handled on a case by case basis after consultation with the school nurse


Please join us for our first dine-out night of the school year on Tuesday, November 19th from 4pm-close at the new Puccini’s in the Village of West Clay!  Show the flyer (printed or on your phone) for CWE PTO to receive 20% of the total amount you spend.  Dine-in or carryout available.  Sorry, delivery is not available at this location.   

Link for flyer:


Join Mrs. BruBaker, our College Wood social worker and counselor, to review the effects of increased digital connection on our students and parenting strategies to ensure overall child well-being and safety.  You'll also hear the latest news from Mrs. Olssen in her second quarter principal's report and receive info on upcoming PTO events. 

We hope to see you there!

Meeting Agenda:


January 9 Game Link - CWE - Pacers_Jan2.pdf

February 8 Game Link - CWE - Pacers_Feb8.pdf


Visit CWE PTO on all social media outlets for a chance to win a $25 Kroger Gift Card!  Simply comment on the Kroger post stating that you added CWE as your community rewards recipient OR that you already have CWE saved as your community rewards recipient for a chance to win.



• $2.6 billion will be spent on candy in 2019, and Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween.
• The nature of candy wrappers (small, special type of plastic) makes them hard to recycle. Candy wrappers cannot be recycled at home!

TerraCycle and Rubicon Global have partnered together to launch a campaign to collect candy wrappers from elementary and middle schools...and keep those wrappers out of landfills! 

Join College Wood Elementary in collecting candy wrappers through November 26th.  We have a specially designed box in the lobby to collect wrappers. Please note, only candy wrappers can go into the “Trick or Trash” recycling box!